Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by notnuckinfuts, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. notnuckinfuts

    notnuckinfuts Hatching

    Jul 12, 2014
    One of my chickens just started laying but the shell is so thin it basically just falls apart (like paper thin..not hard at all)...this has happened 5 times already..I'm using the right this [email protected]

  2. chickenhound

    chickenhound Chirping

    Jul 2, 2014
    Yes it is normal for a chicken to lay a thin shelled egg when first starting to lay. Don't get too spun up about it. You might try adding some grit / oyster shell for extra calcium. We give our laying hens a daily treat of black oil sunflower seeds and this seems to help as well. I do know that the girls go nuts for it. Good luck with your birds. If after two weeks or so if you still have this problem then you do have an issue.

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